Long Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

About the Event:
This workshop is January 30 at 9am PST, is 90-minutes long, and is approved for 0.15 RID CEUs. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT BY ZOOM ONLY. It will not be recorded. Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to event, after registration. Register at

Workshop description:
Many times interpreters get stuck with how to interpret a certain word that they end up spelling it. Will the Deaf consumer understand? This workshop will allow them to comprehend the need to think beyond and outside of the box. The main goal is to improve their visual intelligence: think visual, be visual.
My presentation will focus on the history of Visual Vernacular, its prominent features (including facial expressions, gestures, classifiers), and will include a few brief hands-on activities to see the benefits of interpreting in Visual Vernacular or using some of its aspects.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will assess their interpreting skills by thinking outside of the box of how to interpret information.

Participants will examine the importance of becoming more visual in their interpreting. Participants will be shown how to use facial expressions more to match the tone of their signing.

Participants will be more familiar with the history of Visual Vernacular.

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